Originally Posted by SoNic67
Originally Posted by arnyk
Just for grins, what does jitter actually sound like?
Maybe you can read some technical materials published by Phillips, Sony, Analog Devices, Burr Brown and found out for once.
Been there done that, sometimes dozen of times, sometimes going back decades.
If you think that it supports the idea that there are wdespread auudible differences amoung good digital audio gear, it would be you who needs to read up and understand things better.
I see no evidence of any proper listening tests. The evaluations appear to be sighted, non-time synched, non level matched, etc.
Furthermore, the article does not seem to make a clear statement about what jitter sounds like - it just quotes some poetry.
You keep saying that everything 'sounds the same'...
Not really. I say that good digital audio gear strongly tends to sound the same. That's based on just a tad less than 30 years of experience, including numerous carefully done listening tests.
maybe it's time for you to really listen carefully.
Doctor, cure thyself!
Or, if your hearing is damaged, stop assuming that everyone else has the same problems.
In general it is not possible to do a proper listening test of good digital gear that has a positive outcome for audible differences. If you study the technical literature of audio, as opposed to audiophile fluff pieces, you will find that this has been the general outcome for decades.
No way is my hearing as good as it was say a decade ago, but even in that ancient state of the art, the rule was the the jitter in good equipment was not audible to anybody in a well-run listening test.
Please note section 6 "Conclusions".
The amounts of jitter found to be audible are huge compared to modern equipment.